School of Music > Community Music > Concerts & Events > Performathon


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​An outstanding marathon event will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2023 from 9am through 7pm at the Holtschneider Performance Center. DePaul Community Music Division will host its 27th annual Performathon to benefit need-based scholarships, enrichment programs for all, and community partnerships with under resourced CPS schools

This PERFORMATHON marks 35 years of music-making at DePaul Community Music Division. To celebrate this momentous occasion, our goal is to raise
$35,000 to assist in removing financial barriers for children who could not otherwise pursue quality music studies..

Over 200 students
 of all ages from beginning to advanced levels will perform on many different instruments in various musical styles in solo and collaborative settings in three different venues throughout the day. We are proud of the achievement of our students and the dedication of our faculty and staff who work together to create a successful event. 

Learn more about Performathon 2022 in our virtual program book.pdf here. You can also enjoy interviews from families, students, and teaching artists by clicking this video linkOn behalf of the entire DePaul Community Music Division and School of Music, our sincere thanks for your commitment and support. 

  1. Become a Performathon Sponsor. Click here. 
    • Help us reach our goal of raising $10,000 prior to Performathon, and your
      name will be included on the Sponsor Page of the Program Book.
  2. Place an ad in our annual Program Book. More information coming soon. Click here.
  3. Donate or bid on an item in our online auction. Click here. 
  4. Purchase tickets for the Performathon Tuition Raffle. Click here.
    • There are seven chances to win free or reduced tuition for CMD lessons.
  5. Purchase food to eat on the day of the event. You can choose between either a sandwich or an entree salad

Access our online auction here. 
Bidding ends May 7 at 11:59pm

Donate Items
We are currently accepting items for our online auction. Please help us reach our goal by donating merchandise to our auction. Supporting businesses and individuals will be thanked in our program. If you have an item you'd like to donate or know a business or individual who may be interested, contact our marketing coordinator, Hannah Keisker, 

Whether you're looking for something unique for yourself, searching for a gift for a special someone, or looking to add a little adventure to your life, you're sure to find something in our auction. Every bid helps support our cause.

Why Bid? 
All proceeds from Performathon benefit the Fund for the Community Music Division our scholarship fund, educational enrichment programs, and community partnerships. Every dollar makes a difference for children in need of quality music instruction!

Tell Your Friends.
The success of this online auction depends on spreading the word to as many people as possible. We need your help. Please refer a friend and encourage them to participate so they don't miss a single moment of the fun and excitement.

Buy Raffle Tickets
Lucky raffle participants will win free or discounted CMD tuition and raffle tickets are available for purchase online.

Many families are not able to meet the financial demands of first-class quality music education for their children. The Community Music Division assists with scholarship support. Since 1997, we have awarded more than 700 scholarships for both need and talent, and for the past two years have provided tuition free instruction to students in under-resourced public schools in the Chicago area through our CPS Teaching Artist Partnership Program. In addition, we have provided annual enrichment opportunities for all of our on-site students through Suzuki workshops, chamber fests, and concerto opportunities.

Give Now


The listing below reflects contributions made between July 1, 2021 and May 10, 2022 to the Community Music Division of DePaul University’s School of Music.



Joel and Samantha Cohen

CME Group - Cheryl and Sunil Cutinho


The Millard Family



Susanne* and David Baker

Valerie Chang and Ian Jacobs

Danielle and Harel Deutsch

Allan and Mary Syc



Martha Garcia Barragan and David Oskandy

The Benevity Community Impact Fund

Jong and Yumy Lee Kim*

Erica Kuhlmann

Maureen C. Lesak and Karl Flener

Jennifer Morgenstern

Annmarie Neumeier

Kristine Suzuki and Alex Sasieta



Sandeep Aggarwal

Alex Baker

Steven Blutza

Martin and Peggy Friedman

Maria and Daniel Greene

Allison Hahr and Jon Spanbauer

Jacqueline Ja

Cary Jacobs

Marci and Jon Jarog

Namratha Kandula and John Schneider

W. Michael and Katherine Lisec

Remi Louvot

Ying Lu and Min Cheng

Alicia and David Nayak

The Nicolas Family

Cathy Rokusek

Regina Syrkin*

Lei Zhao and Jia Jia





Nidhi Agrawal and Noah Weiss

Joseph F. Bigane III of JFB Tax Consulting, LLC.

Paul and Roseanne Bonoma

Sunny and Charles Chung

Robert and Oana Danciu

Mimi Duginger

Stephen Gabelnick

Yuqian Hu

Ayhan and Nick Lash

Sophia and William Lee

Theo Lesczynski and Oscar Newman

Jane Locke

Carole Lyon

Peter Meyer

Pat Mikos

Teresa Moskalewicz

Peter and Mary O'Brien

David Pilat and Heidi Xu

Ben Polancich

The Ravula Family

Sarah Repking

Kathleen Rundell

Margaretta Sacco

Suzanne and Michael Schmidt

Carol Setapen*

Rebecca and Xudong Wang

Elaine Williams

Ying Zhang and Zhenqin Zhang

Up to $99


Richard Aaronson

Michael Aboytes

Esra and Ozgur Adigozel

Yhamany E. Anaya

Karen Andersen and Alex Hlavacek

Mila Apostolovic

Marsha Apushkin

Doris Ayres

Elisabeth Baker

Zita Baltramonas

Ran Bao

Genevieve Beaulieu and Adam Briggs*

Beth Bergmann

Rachael Berthiaume

Nancy Borzak

Sally Bowers

Gretchen Brown

Frank Cargle

Claire Carlstedt

Patricia Casey

Lynne Cassidy

Christina Castro

Bernini Chan

Genna Chanenson and Greg Guttman

Madonna Culver

Dolores Cupuro

Cole DeGenova

Daniel DeLorenzo

Jill Epstein

Sarah Flosi

Edith and Zachary Freeze

Andre and Asia Garcia

Lilija Gelazis

William Gibbons

Susan Heerema

Adam Held and Heather Pinkett

Mark Hindle

Emmett Hogan

Tracy Huang and Hua Chen

Patricia Huerta

Tehmina and Javjot Jauhar

Montra Kaenkumjorn and Ladawan Thongthomya

Sarah Kasprowicz

Calvin Katter

Peggy Kepple

Peter Knippel

Jeffrey Kowalkowski*

Megan Kyle

Jindaporn Lapsamritphol and Poonyapong Kueakundanuphat

Alina and Sorin Lazar

Daniel Levine

Xiao-Min Liang and Bryan Eytcheson

Erin Liss

Yuan Liu

Sarah London

Ilene Lubell

Judy Lucas

Ling Ma and Daniel Schmidt

Marie Mancuso

Payal Mansinghka and Dhananjay Bansal

Linda Masini

Ellen McConnell

Vivian McNamara

Gigi Miele

Jon Miller

Ryan Miller

Kathy Moore

Rajani and Harikumar Nishanth

June Novalich

James Otto

Nicholas and Rebecca Paras

David Ponsot

Tom Prochaska and Mary Patton

Bradley Reid

Nik Rokop

Michael Rowder

Larry and Sally Sachs

Daniel Schmidt and Ling Ma

Katrin Schnabl

Barbara Sinclair

Joseph Small

Jonathan and Yuki Solomon

SuiSui Song and David Shu

Andrew and Margie Suprenant

Monica Swope

Hiromi and Kaoru Takahashi

Maya Tatineni

Svetlana Taylor

Michael Thakkar

Yuriko Togo

Eva Tumanova

Bolortuya Tuvaan

Elena Umanskaya and Anton Ryabushev

Jan Albert Van Mieghem

Christine Wolf

Cindy Zucker